Company of Heroes, Harry Carey, Jr.'s 1994 Hollywood memoir, finally came in! I've been itching to get my hands on this book for months. It's considered the best profile of John Ford, written by the son of one of the director's best friends and favorite actors, Harry Carey. It's out of print and hard to find, but we've got it!
I like reading about larger-than-life difficult artists, and I'm glad there are people who can put up with them long enough to create great work (movies don't get any better than Stagecoach), but I think 10 minutes with a sadist like Ford would reduce me to a blubbering lump. Reading Carey's description of Ford, every few pages I find myself thinking "Who does he think he is?"
He's John Ford.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Destry Rides Again
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Way Out West
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Ox-Bow Incident
High Plains Drifter
Little Big Man